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Help Choosing Btw 3 Tires Please!

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by SManZ, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. Mar 4, 2010 at 4:37 PM
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    SManZ

    SManZ [OP] el tráfico más lento se queda derecha

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    I'm going to buy a set of tires for my truck since I've lifted it and it looks a little goofy with the stock tires. I've got the 17" Sport rims and tires now but I'll be getting 265/75-16 tires on TRD Special Edition FJ rims.

    My truck is mostly going to be street driven but I do want something that will be capable in snow. Since I drive a plow truck in the winter I need to get to and from work when its snowing.

    I'm looking at these 3 tires;
    Kumho Road Venture AT KL78
    $97/ea, 14/32" tread depth, 40lbs each, passenger load rating
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    General Grabber AT2
    $142/ea, 17/32" tread depth, 57lbs each, E load rating
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    Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor
    $168/ea and $40 rebate, 16/32" tread depth, 48lbs each, C load rating
    [​IMG]

    Right now I'm leaning towards the Goodyear SilentArmor over the General Grabbers because I've read a few posts warning about harsh rides with E load rated tires. I know the General Grabbers are pretty popular so I wanted to know what people thought of the on-road ride. Is the high weight of the Grabbers noticeable? The cost savings on the Kumho is really attractive but I don't want to get a shit tire either. Any thoughts on the Kumhos?

    And finally...I think I'm making the right choice going with 265/75s instead of 285s...right?
     
  2. Mar 4, 2010 at 5:33 PM
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    757southpaw

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    Take a look at the Goodyear Duratracs. If not an option then the Silent Armors might be my choice.
     
  3. Mar 4, 2010 at 5:48 PM
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    SManZ

    SManZ [OP] el tráfico más lento se queda derecha

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    Thanks for the tip southpaw! I took a look at them and they are definitely on my list to consider. They've got the highest customer survey ratings out of all the A/T tires on TireRack. I dunno how I missed them!
     
  4. Mar 5, 2010 at 4:04 AM
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    SManZ

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    Well...I ordered a set. I actually ended up getting the Firestone Destination A/Ts which I wasn't considering at first but the positive reviews from many people on the site convinced me to try them. Since most of my miles will be on-road I decided against the more aggressive tread pattern on the Duratracs.

    I got the C load rated tires for $138/ea instead of the passenger tires for $117/ea.

    They should be here next week! :-D Time to get the FJ rims out of the storage unit. The truck's going to look sweet with the mag grey body and the anthracite rims!
     
  5. Mar 5, 2010 at 4:16 PM
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